Macy Sorensen is settling into an ambitious if emotionally tepid routine: work hard as a new pediatrics resident, plan her wedding to an older, financially secure man, keep her head down and heart tucked away.
But when she runs into Elliot Petropoulos—the first and only love of her life—the careful bubble she’s constructed begins to dissolve. Once upon a time, Elliot was Macy’s entire world—growing from her gangly bookish friend into the man who coaxed her heart open again after the loss of her mother…only to break it on the very night he declared his love for her.
Told in alternating timelines between Then and Now, teenage Elliot and Macy grow from friends to much more—spending weekends and lazy summers together in a house outside of San Francisco devouring books, sharing favorite words, and talking through their growing pains and triumphs. As adults, they have become strangers to one another until their chance reunion. Although their memories are obscured by the agony of what happened that night so many years ago, Elliot will come to understand the truth behind Macy’s decade-long silence, and will have to overcome the past and himself to revive her faith in the possibility of an all-consuming love.
After the death of her beloved grandmother, a Cuban-American woman travels to Havana, where she discovers the roots of her identity—and unearths a family secret hidden since the revolution…
Havana, 1958. The daughter of a sugar baron, nineteen-year-old Elisa Perez is part of Cuba’s high society, where she is largely sheltered from the country’s growing political unrest—until she embarks on a clandestine affair with a passionate revolutionary…
Miami, 2017. Freelance writer Marisol Ferrera grew up hearing romantic stories of Cuba from her late grandmother Elisa, who was forced to flee with her family during the revolution. Elisa’s last wish was for Marisol to scatter her ashes in the country of her birth.
Arriving in Havana, Marisol comes face-to-face with the contrast of Cuba’s tropical, timeless beauty and its perilous political climate. When more family history comes to light and Marisol finds herself attracted to a man with secrets of his own, she’ll need the lessons of her grandmother’s past to help her understand the true meaning of courage.
Welcome to wine country, where the only thing more intoxicating than the wine is the man who makes it.
With movie roles for “curvy best friend” drying up fast, actress Angelica Travis is happy to leave Hollywood behind to renovate a bed and breakfast in River Hill, the jewel of Northern California’s wine country. She’s got plans and power tools ready, but an inconvenient attraction to her handsome new neighbor is not on the agenda.
Winemaker Noah Bradstone’s master plan is right on schedule until construction on the B&B next door threatens his prize-winning grapes. His only choice is to confront his sexy new neighbor, but with her pink toolbelt and quick retorts, she’s the single most infuriating woman he’s ever met. What’s even more infuriating is that he wants her anyway.
Despite their constant bickering, Angelica and Noah discover they have more in common than they initially thought—including an attraction that burns red hot. But when his past and her future collide, they’re forced to answer some very difficult questions about their relationship. Can their love survive a pair of shocking revelations? Better yet, can they survive each other?